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Linksys AE1200 Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

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  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4GHz
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Learn more about the Linksys AE1200

Model

Brand
Linksys
Model
AE1200

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300Mbps
Security
64/128-Bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Interface
USB 2.0
Frequency Band
2.4GHz
LEDs
Link/Activity
Antenna
2 x Internal Antenna
System Requirements
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1/SP2 (32 & 64-bit), Win7 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Dimensions
2.87" x 0.94" x 0.35"
Weight
0.02 lbs.
Temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity
10% - 85%, Non-Condensing

Feature

Features
Leading Wireless-N technology for top performance and range

High Speed (up to 300 Mbps) for fast wireless transfer rates

Extended range with multiple (MIMO) antennas

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • MICHAEL G.
  • 7/31/2014 4:10:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsDecent for low bandwidth needs

Pros: During the course of normal internet usage, it does what it is supposed to do and does it reliably.

Cons: This adapter is prone to overheating. I have a 60 mbps internet connection, and when I'm downloading a game I'll sustain speeds of between 6 and 7 megabytes a second. The adapter will handle it for 5 or 10 minutes and then all of a sudden my internet will die on my PC. When I unplug the adapter it feels extremely warm to the touch. I let it cool for 2-3 minutes before plugging it back in to rinse and repeat the process 1 or 2 more times.

Other Thoughts: Overall, decent if you don't need a large amount of bandwidth. I've never had an issue while playing games or watching videos.

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  • Cory A.
  • 10/7/2013 6:11:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPretty awful.

Pros: It "works", in that it will connect you to the internet if there's an available WiFi connection.

Cons: It's basically a handicapped version of a full-fledged WiFi adapter. I'm not at all far away from my router, but it's far enough away that an ethernet cable would just look unsightly, and my connection has always been spotty, at best. I've been using this thing for the better part of two years because I had assumed it was my (Cisco!) router, not the adapter. Well, I was wrong. With the adapter, I, at best, get 20 Mb/s down and 1 Mb/s up. Directly connected to the router/modem, My speeds are roughly 80 Mb/s down and 10 Mb/s up.

What really prompted me to write this review is that this adapter's just gotten worse over time. That's not a huge surprise for any piece of hardware, but I've only had it for so long. Lately, my speeds are only 8 Mb/s down and people cut out constantly in VoIP programs.

Other Thoughts: You can get the 6205 from Intel for half the price. It's a PCI card so it's less convenient than a USB adapter, but it has tons of positive reviews. Hopefully it's better than this piece of garbage.

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  • Jimmy L.
  • 6/2/2013 3:54:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy if you have windows 8

Pros: None, since it is basically dial up speed if you're trying to get the drivers to work with windows 8.

Cons: It simply doesn't work and a waste of money. I know a lot about computer and have tried several solutions such as compatibility, downloading the latest drivers from the site. It just doesn't support windows 8 period.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for writing a detailed feedback regarding your experience with our product. We have posted your concern in our Community Forum and one of our users explained the reasons why our wireless adapter didn't work with Windows 8.

Here's the link: http://community.linksys.com/t5/Social-Media-Support/Newegg-com-AE1200-Do-not-buy-if-you-have-windows-8/td-p/647934

Thanks,
Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Thomas M.
  • 12/22/2012 4:40:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks fine, for awhile

Pros: When it works, it works great.

Cons: No matter which USB port was used, it constantly would stop responding and would require unplugging it and plugging it back in before it worked again. Disabling/Re-enabling within windows would do nothing, same with rebooting.

Other Thoughts: WIndows 7 Pro 64bit with all updates.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We posted your concern on the community forums so that the other experts can give their recommendation. Here is the link http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Facebook-Support/Newegg-com-AE1200-Works-fine-for-awhile/td-p/594964

Thanks,
Cisco-Linksys Support
http://homesupport.cisco.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/22/2012 2:46:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslinksys ae1200

Pros: None

Cons: The first one lasted two hours then failed. The replacement that was sent was dead out of the box.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry for your experience with the product. Can you please provide your email address or phone number where we can contact you? We'd like to help you further with your case.

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  • Richard O.
  • 5/6/2012 9:52:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFrequent Disconnets

Pros: Easy to install. Doesn't crash system.

Cons: Sometimes stays connected for days. Other times, multiple disconnects per day. To reconnect, need to pull from USB port and reinsert.

Other Thoughts: This is on Windows XP, with latest SP and updates.

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  • Matthew M.
  • 3/13/2012 1:30:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoticeably Faster Speed!!

Pros: I bought this adapter too use with a wireless DSL router. I'm using the special router the phone company provided. I didn't use the drivers on the CD, as it a given, and most likly won't work.. I installed the driver manually as I have always done. It works, quite well for my needs. I went from a (B) to an (N) adapter. My speed is almost as fast as the main computer, that's connected to the router. I went from 10-mbps to 120-mbps. A nice boost in speed indeed!!

Cons: It's a shame there's not an USB F\M extension cord included with most adapters. There should be, but luckly I had one on hand.

Other Thoughts: The review, three back from mine, is corrent. I've also used TCP Optimizer, past and present, and it dose work. It will incress the speed of your wireless adapter.

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  • Roger B.
  • 3/3/2012 10:11:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGives Bad CRC Errors

Pros: Works great when it's not giving Bad CRC Errors.

Cons: Gives Bad CRC Errors. Downloads can't install when I get these errors. Zip files are viewed as corrupt when I get these errors. Made my life frustrating for about three months.

Other Thoughts: I switched to an older Linksys wifi card and that one is working fine. Not sure if I get a defective card or what.

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  • Michael C.
  • 2/18/2012 5:41:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsBuy a usb extention cable

Pros: Works well with my Netgear router.

Cons: Nothing in the box but the device and an install / instructions CD.

But it should come with a USB extension cable for desktop users who keep the PC in a covered location.

Other Thoughts: Good price

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2012 10:08:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIgnore Supplied Installer -Alternative Method

Pros: This Wireless Adapter works fine, with extremely high speeds. Do NOT use the supplied installer, or you'll be all messed up. Just copy whatever driver folder is needed for your system (from the disc), XP, Vista etc.,.. to root of C:\ . Then simply plug in the AE1200, and point Windows to the driver folder. Your adapter will be setup and ready to use, no fuss. To increase speed, look for and download TCP Optimizer. I get full 20 mbps download, and 3 mbps upload (thats as fast as some dsl connection speeds).

Cons: None. People make a mistake in setting up this adapter. Granted, the manufacturer gave a lousy installer. Installation is simple & quick via my method in "Pros" section.

Other Thoughts: TCP Optimizer will open up Windows to the speed of the connection u have.. TCP Optimizer is fairly simple to use, and does not require any setup. Set slider bar to 100, click Modify all Network adapters, then click "Optimal" near the bottom of the pane, then click "Apply all changes". TCP Optimizer will do some work and then popup another window, click Ok button there. Reboot. Connection will be super fast. The AE1200 works great. Just the setup program is lousy. My method is sure & easy (as described in "Pros").

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